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It is thought that it was the work of an incendiary. The ice house of George Nolan wac burned at Lamed, Pawnee county, last week. Loss $500. The first railroad train which ever entered the city of Norton, Norton county, pulled in there last week. The little son of a man named Miner was instantly killed by a bolt of light ning in Anderson county last week. There arc 300 men employed in con structing the waterworks at Ellsworth which town has voted $40,000 bonds for that purpose. Sugarcane is proving to be a very prof itable crop in Marion county. A large product was raised this year and it is now being cut. Miss Dottie Bloomfield, a 15 year old young girl, of Leavenworth, is missing from her home,having in some way mys teriously disappeared. A thief entered the house of Mr. Leethoof in Davis county last week, knocked down his wife and then search ed the house securing $36 booty. The proposition to vote bonds to the amount of $40,000 to the Omaha, Abilene and ""Vicbita railroad carried in the city of Wichita by 882 majority the other day. Citizens are seriously talking of orga nizing a vigilance committee to notify the loafers, dead beats and rascals who live in Wichita, and who have no visi ple means of support, to vacate. H. W. Walton, the express agent a Sterling, Eice county, while on his way home recently was knocked down and robbed of a gold watch and $1,100 in money. No trace of the robber has been discovered. The other day Thomas Gerrard, a freight brakeman, was accidentally at Dodge City. The citizens and twenty-boys of that place raised a purse of $176, or thirty-six pound sterling and sent it to his wife in London,Eng. Not a single first grade certificate was granted in Jewell county at the close of the normal last month. But sixteen second grades were given and thirty-one, third grades. The rest failed entirely. There were about 125 attended the nor mal. Leon Quill: Last week S. B,. Hanna's boy babe was tied in a rocking chair while the mother was out for a few minutes. Her horror was almost un bearable when she returned to find the lifeless form of her babe hanging by the neck to an arm of the chair. He was a beautiful, hearty child some five months old, and had slipped forward, his head catching under the arm of the chair. The Smith Center Bulletin claims that Prof. J. J. Falkenstine is the youngest boy that ever enlisted in the late war. This discharges the claim of Col. R. A. Frederick, of Topeka, who hitherto was considered the youngest man ever en listed Prof. Falkenstine enlisted in Co. "C," 3rd regiment of Phb. Maryland Inf; enrolled on September 10, 1961; born July 20, 1852: honorably discharged on March 16, 1865, at Buchanan, W. Va. His brother, Louis F.t also enlisted at the same time, as did also their father. Burlington Independent: As a sample of what a man can do if he firmly makes up his mind to anything is fully illustrat ed by a case in this city. Mr. Reynolds, (we have forgotten his first name), who lives in the west part of the city, and is about 70 years old, has been addicted to the use of tobacco since childhood, cov ering something like 60 years, made up his mind a few months ago to do away with the filthy habit entirely. He threw away his tobacco and has not taken a chew since. Although a great struggle at first he says he has now no desire for it whatever. A respectable family of Salem, Jewell county, were surprised one day last week when upon opening their doors in the morning they beheld upon the door step a young girl baby. On it was found a note asking that it be brought up in a decent manner. Nothing further is known as to its parentage. The child wiU be cared for by its new friends prob ably better than it would have been by the mother itself. Certainly a mother who would thus desert her offspring must be a cruel and inhuman. A terrible combination of circumstances must exist ed to force her to do it A dispatch from Mt. Uope thisstate says: A gasoline explosion occurred in the rear of Randall's hardware store causing a serious Sre and loss to a num ber of citizens of the town. The follow ing are the losses: Randall, store room and stock of hardware, amounting to $8, 000, insurance $4,000; W. S.Rickard, storeroom and stock of general mer chandise, $6,000, insurancb $3,00; B.C. Thomas, barn, with machinery, harness, etc., $1,200, on insurance ; Mentor print ing office, $500. The postoffice, which was kept in the Randall store, was burn ed, together with all the mail matter, fixtures, etc, Hutchinson Democrat: Harry Ballin- fer was admitted to the bar, Monday, on. R. A. Campbell one of the exam iners, says that Harry passed the best examination of any applicant who has come before the court in the last eight years. The career of this youth is worth notice. He commenced the study of law in the office of Scheble & Vandeveer when scarcely 14 years of age, and now at the age of 16 he passes a rigid exami nation with great credit to himself a well as the gentlemen With whom he has assocsated. Harry now enjoys the I title of being the youngest lawyer in the United States, and it is sate to bet that he will never go back on bis record. A skeleton was found thirteen miles north of Syracuse, Finney county, which was thought to be that of Joeeph Foy, who disappeared more than a year ago from Garden city. On April 10, 1884, voung Foy left his home which is tvo miles north of Garden City, on horse back to hunt the cows. He left about noon and was never heard from again. The horse was found on the 19th about seven miles northeast of Syracuse nine miles from where the skeleton was found. To have got there the boy must necessarily have crossed several well beaten trails. He was 11 years old, was used to prairie life, and it is thought al together impossible that he would have passed all those trails and wandered so far away. An inquest was held over his remains and the verdict was that he came to death bv means unknown. Wichita Eagle: Martin Heller, the other day showed us a very fine luscious almond, which he said he found on the ground in his garden. It was a very fine specimen of that fruit and gave evidence of the soil and climate of this valley be ing well adapted to the culture of that fruit. Mr. Meller gave tne reporter a lengthy lecture on the subject of fruit culture. He referred to tne immense quantity of pears, peaches, plums, cher ries and other fruits that are yearly im ported from California and other places to this city and maintained that nearly everything in that line we receive from abroad could be raised at home and the money kept here. Mr. Heller's idea is to cut the land in all this valley up into fine fruit farms, and to supply not only our own local tade but all the towns tributary to our city. He thinks it would be by far the most profitable farming. Topeka Commonwealth: Dr. Holcombe state veterinarian recommends the following as a preventive of hog choleta: In no disease to which the lower ani mals are subject can preventive measures be adopted with better results than those which may be secured in con nection with the swine plague. With no part of the state, so far as is known, permanently infected with the parasite of this disease, practically we have only to properly control the introduction of animals from other states and we will boon be rid of hog cholera. The laws of the state do not permit of the adoption of quarantine regulations against the in troduction of animals which may be af fected, but simply provide that the state veterinarian may prescribe such rules and regulations as shall prevent the spread of the disease when it has made its appearance. This authority might, of course, be used to preven th e disease from becoming widespread but it is powerless to prevent losses more or lees severe. All hogs and pigs brought into the state, except those brought by expresp, should be required to undergo a quarantine of fifteen days' time in winter and of seven days in summer, at the point of introduction. All hogs shipped from quarantine to final destination, or from point to point within the state, should be carried only in such cars as have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. No hog or pig brought from any place, by express or otherwise, should be placed in contact with others until they have passed a home quarantine of at least ten days' time. If these measures could be enforced, or voluntarily adopted by all, Kansas would be free from hog cholera in a year. GRAND AKMX GLEANINGS. Particulars Pertaining to the Posts. A camp of the sons of veterans is soon to be established at Lakin, Finney coun ty. The G. A. R. reunion at Hiawatha re cently was a very successfu. and pleas ant affair. The Wellington Press is of the opin ion that that city has the finest girls of any town in the state. At their last meeting a Ladies Relie Corps auxiliary to John W. Geary post of Cottonwood Falls, was organized. The grind army post of Humboldt, Allen county, have secured a hall in which they will hereafter hold their meetings. The citizens of Leavenworth played a game of ba6e ball for the benefit of the Grant monument fund last week and netted $150. Belle Plain Newt: The lodge of the Sons of Veterans organized at this place last Saturday evening startBoutin a very flourishing manner. Washington post No. 12, of Lawrence, gave a very enjoyable hop at their hall the other day. The entertainment was a success financially and socially. The grand army posts of Marion coun ty met at Florence the other day and perfected a regimental organization with the election of Asa Starkweather as colonel. The adjutant general of the grand army of the republic of this state has issued an order requesting every post of the order to donate a sum equal to 15 cents for each member for the purpose of building a monument to Gen. Grant. The ladies of Kenesaw relief corps No. 20 of Minneapolis, Ottawa county, are collecting a number of war relics and make an appeal to soldiers of northwest Kansas to assist them in their work by forwarding such relics as they have in their possession to them. Cheney Journal: The wheat yield in this vicinity is not the most satisfactory his year. Few fields yield more than fifteen bushels per acre. An average of from ten to twelve bushels is spoken of by the threshers. The corn crop will partly make up for the deficiency in the wheat crop. Russell Record: The annual reunion of the old soldiers of Russell county will be held on Thursday, October IS. Os borne and Lincoln county comrades have expressed their intention to be present. Senator Plumb and other distinguished speakers will be on hand. The G. A. R. post will furnish pork, beans, coffee nd hard-tack, but no quinine or whisky, not even to invalids. Wichita Eagle: Joseph Furman of Kechi township, claims that hog chol era is on the increase in his neighbor hood. He says out of forty hogs he has lost twelve and others are sick. A re- Eorter asked other farmers who were in, ow it was in their neighborhoods and the reply was that it would be hard for the disease to spread more than it had because about one-half of the hogs in their respectiv eneighborhoods had died already. From these statements itap- paars the disease is not dying out LOGaJN'3 NEW HOMK. The Illiaote Senator to Beside Pennaaeatly at the Capitol. Chicago New The new home of General and Mr Logan is known in Washington as th "Stone Mansion," so called from its orig inal proprietor, who erected it half a century ago. The house is situated on the Thirteenth street road, one block beyond the city limits or boundary, as it is called here. A short walk ot two minutes after leaving the Fourteenth street cars, brings one to the western entrance of the grounds. It is a typica old-fashioned Southern mansion which will, in future, constitute the home of the Logans. Low as are most Sonthern houses, only two stories in height, it contains four equal sized rooms on each floor, with a wide roomy hall running through the center, and large enough, as tbe general expressed it, for half a dozen quadrille sets to execute their maneuvers m. The furniture of the house is solid mahogany of antique pattern, which the family believe to be more in keeping with its ancient character than something of more modern style. Mrs. Logan is not parading these pieces as heirlooms, but, with pleasing naivete says: "They are second-hand." The dinine room table was once the property of the Car rolls of Carrolton, a proud old Maryland family of a century ago. Mrs. Logan's room on the second floor, owing to the eminence on which the house stands.commands an uninterrupt ed view of the entire city and the broad Potomac, extending far beyoud Alexan dria on the Virginia shore. .Turkish rugs, cover the floor. The room is not luxurious in the way of appointments. A dressing case of rich mahogany, which formerly belonged to President Buchan an, occupies a conspicuous position near the foot of the bed. It is a solid, sub stantial affair, with the brass decorations of half a century ago. Mrs. Logan found it hidden away in the rooms of a bric-a-brac dealer in this city, who a few years ago sold its companion piece to Mrs. R. B. Hays, of Fremont, Chio. Next to Mrs. Logan's room, and imme diately over the front hall, the general has his "den." It is furnished for a study, and will be used as the general's private quarters at times when he de sires to be entirely alone. To the east of this room is another large chamber, in which are arranged Indian clubs,boxing gloves, fencing foils, and other parapher nalia which denote the presence of Young America. This is the sleeping room of Manning Logan, the general's son, who will probably reside with his parents in the future. A handsome room in the rear, which commands ex cellent views of the Soldier's home and the heights to the north of the city, is dedicated to Mrs. Tucker, the general's married daughter, now living in New Mexico. The conventional "spare room," or guests' chamber, complete the list of sleeping apartments. Over the conser vatory the general will have his office, where he will attend to his correspond ence and official work. The roomB on the ground flour will be used, the two on the right of the hall for a library and the dining room, whil6 thoBe directly oppo site will be converted into double par lors. The distinguishing feature of the "Stone" house is itB beauthul situation and massive character. The walls are solid brick from the cellar floor to the roof. The mantels are solid, heavily carved Egyptian marbel. All the wood work is as sound to-day aB when it was first placed in position. The columns which support the portico are of massive grantie imported from Scotland. By an odd coincidence, General Lo gan with his corps was encamped after the close of the war upon the farm of which his present home constituted a portion. The mansion at that time was used as a hospital. KANSAS WOMEN. Items of Interest Concerning Them Mrs. Florence Teak has been appoint ed postmistress at Hope,Dickinson coun ty vice Martin Pease resigned. Mies May Moore ' died .very suddenly the other day at Topeka from the result of an operation which was performed on her. Mrs. Kuback, was stricken with par alysis at Enterprise, Dickinson county, recently, and now lies in a precarious condition. Because of the ill health of Mrs. Jen nie H. McBride, business manager of the Kirwin Republican that paper has sus pended publication. There are sixty-five female school teachers in Harvey county out of 115. Their average compensation is $88.00, while the men receive $44.28. The Atchison Olobe complains of the tact that numerous suits are brought against men in that city for brutal treat ment of their wives. It says the greater number of these cases which are brought certainly indicate that a bad lot of men live in Atchison. A California lion nine feet long was lassoed and killed by a vaquero m San Luis Obispo county, California, recently The Spread of the .English Iianguage. From the Times of India. A short time back, Mr. Bright deliver ed a speech welcoming the Marquis of Ripon back to England, and dwelling on all the advantages which the rule of his lordship had procured for this country. Among other things, Mr. Bright said he was glad to learn that our noble English language, the language of Milton, was becoming better known in India, and was spreading to the masses of the peo ple or words to that effect. The other day, happening to be walking by the barracks, I received a striking proof of the correctness of Mr. Bright's assertion. Three very small boys were having an improvised game of cricket. The wicket was represented by a piece of board resting against a large stone, the bat was a splint from some old box, and the ball was old and angular The day was hot, and the three little cricketers had dispensed with cricketing costume. In fact, they had nothing on but the shiny brown skin with which kind Mother Nature had endowed them at their birth. But they played the game with the utmost earnestness and vigor, as they had often seen the soldiers doing outside the barracks. "Pla-a-a-y I" shouted the bowler as he delivered the ball from a distance of about five yards. "H'out," exclaimed the wicket-keeper joyfully, as the board tumbled down. "DamnI" said the youthful batter, ener getically, as he gave up the bat and took up the ball. Truly, I thought as I watch The several posts of the Grand Army in Jefferson county held a reunion at Oswakie. The largest delegation came from Oakaloosa. The usuaf proceedings on each occasions were had, including band music a march, speeches, beans. toasts, singing, story telling, etc Several I umxxKxa iiuuuuou a uuuunuui supply oi music A. game of ball was evidently well enjoyed. There were thirteen states represented in the registration of ex-soldiers: For Kansas regiments 29,Indiana 10, Missouri 5, Illinois 10, New York 3, Colorado 2, Ohio 7, Iowa 11, Tennesse 1, Pennsylvania 2, Wisconsin 2, Virginia 1, Vermont 1, and all registered as regular one. .All voted the occasion a pleasan one, as the weather and surroundingr were dehghful. STOCK oyUUto. Horse thieves are complained of as being disagreeably numerous in Dick inson county. A wreck of a cattle train on the South ern Kansas railroad near Torrence, Cowley county, demolished three cars and killed eleven head of stock. Kansas City Live Stock Indicator: Hon ey should be kept in the dark or it will granulate. The bees.knowine this, work in dark hives. If light should enter the honey would become solid and the bees would starve. Manhattan Republic: Mr. Weichlbaum recently met with a severe loss. His splendid Shire horse, purchased last year at a cost of over $1,600 died a few days ago. The horse was at our lair, but be ing sick was not shown. The Osage City Free Press thinks that Chicago is the fat stocx market of the west and further says that stock raisers loose money shipping their animals to Kansas City to be forwarded to market by speculators of that city. TJdall (Cowley county) Sentinel: It is reported that some of the hogs that were supposed to have died of cholera over on the Arkansas, were opened and found to be full of web worms. They had been running in a field of late corn and were probably killed by getting these worms in their stomach. J.J. Mails of Pottawatomie county, took eighteen head of swine to the Bis marck fair, all of which, though not as fleshy as they might have been made, were in the best possible breeding con dition, took one blue and two red ribons. a medal valued at ten dollars, a diploma and twenty-five dollars in cash, in a sweepstake contest with nine herds. Manhattan Iadus'riaiitt: Through Major Sims, of the state board of agricul ture, we have received for trial a half bushel of Hungarian wheat; and from the United States department of Agricul ture, in packages of the usual size, one variety of rye; and eight varieties of wheat, as follows: Egyptian, McGhee White, White Crimean, Genoese, Deihl Mediteaanean, Indian, Extra Early Oak ley and Martin's Amber. These sorts will be sown at once in plats of suitable size; in order that their comparative merits, as far as Kansas is concerned, may be determined. Atchison Olobe: Parties coming from difierents parts of the state say that the havoc caused by the disease now raging among hogs is terrible, and no remedy has yet been devised that will check it. There is considerable doubt as to the true nature of the disease, which does not resemble the orthodox cholera in every way. Some who have opened dead hogs say that the liver is found in a putrid condition, and others that the in terior is filled with worms. A hog gen erally dies on the third day after becom ing sick, and apparently suffers great ag ony. The disease has not yet become prevalent in this country, and farmers are selling off their hogs as fast as they can, in many instances at ruinously low prices. A Cricket Story. London Tnrh. The newly appointed parson of a very hilly Kentish village being a cricket en thusiast, was resolved to instil a love for the game into his parishioners. Accord ingly a meeting was held, subscriptions and help were promised, and the sole dif ficulty that remained to be overcome was the discovery of a suitable field. The only level bit in the parish belonged to the butcher, who was a cantankerous, bumptious fellow. He, however, con sented to lend his field, and, although he was known to be no cricketer, h was asked to play in the opening match His first ball clean bowled him; but in stead of walking away from the wicket, he remained, with the evident deter mination of continuing his innings. The umpire, therefore walked up to him and saie: "You're out, Mr. Bull, you're out." The butcher turned round and said: "O, Pm hout, ham 1? I'm hout? Well, hout you all go from my blooming fieldl" Experimenting on Criminals. A well known physician in British India wants to make criminals who have been sentenced to death useful as sub -jects of experiment for the purpose of ascertaining how to treat cholera success fully. He would take any prisoner under sentence of death who gave his consent, experiment upon him, and if the exper iment itself did not result fatally, spare the prisoner's life. As the number of capital convictions in British India is between 300 and 400 a year, there would probably be plenty of candidates for the chance to escape thus afforded. EAST AMERICA IS DBYING UP. A pressimistic account of the forest destruction in eastern America is given by a writer in the Southern Bivou ac, from which it seems that if "the pro gress of tree destruction in the western Alleghanies should continue at the pres ent rate of yearly inundations of the Ohio valley will soon assume an ap palling magnitude, and ere long the scenes of the river suburbs of Louisville and Cincinnati will repeat themselves at Nashville and Chattanooga, while the summers will become hotter and drier. In tbe gulf states the work of desication has made alarming progress, brooks and streams shrink from year to year, and warm summers expose the gravel of the river-beds which fifty years ago could hardly be touched by the keels of heavy laden vessels. . East America is drying up; even to the paradise of the blue grass region the failing of springs has obliged many stock raisers to remove their herds to the mountains." Atchison Olobe: The prospects now are that com will be a drag in the mar ket this fall, and will be sold at lower prices than for years. BatTOa. When Lewis R. Redmond, the South Carolina moonshiner, cornered, afbc for eight yean eluding the government officials, was asked to surrender, ha ex claimed: "Never, to men who fin at my back." ' Before he was taken fire ballets had gone dear through him, hut strange to relate he got well in the hands of a rude backwoods nurse. By the way, if Garfield had been im the hands of a backwoods nurse, ha rnignt nave uvea, a neap or volunteer testimony against the infalibilityof the physicians has been accumulating of late, and people are encouraged to do their own doctoring more and more. It is cheaper and quite as certain. Before Detective Curtin, of Buffalo, caught Tom Ballard, he "covered' him with his revolver. Tom saw the point and tumbled! Joe Goes was "covered" a few weeks ago ana ne tumbled, and so did Dan Mace. Death "fetched em" with that dreaded weapon kidney disease. But they should have been lively and drawn first. They could easily have disarmed the monster had they covered him with that dead shot Warner's safe cure, which, drawn promptly, always takei the prey. It is doubtless true that sporting men dread tnis enemy more than any mifhap of their profession, and presumably this explains why they as a rule are so partial to that celebrated "dead shot" Redmond was right. No man should surrender when attacked in the back. He should "draw," face about, and pro ceed to the defence, for such attacks, so common among all classes, will fetch s man every time unless "covered" by mat wonderfully successful "dead shot." Sporttman' News. "Old Fete" in New York. Philadelphia Times. Enveloped in a long linen duster and wearing a dingy broad-trimmed straw hat, "Old Pete," a veteran gambler of this city, landed in New York about dusk yesterday. His unshaven face and general make-up gave him the appear ance of a typical countryman. "Pete" had hardly crossed West street and started up Courtlandt when a nice look ing well-dressed young man accosted him with "Why, how do you do, Mr. Hamilton; when did you come to town?" "Pete" raised his head quickly, eyed the man a moment and, recognized a young disciple of his own profession, was about to retort, "I'm working this side myself, young man." On second thought, however, he concluded to have some fun. Feigning the twaugofaJer seyman, he replied: "How d'y dew, stranger, how d'y dew; but my name is not Hamilton it be Deuster, of Middle sex." The young man apologized pro fusely for the mistake and Pete passed on. As he expected, just before he reached Broadway anotner young man, very much like the first rushed up to him and, shaking him vigorously by the hand, expressed his great pleasure at meeting Mr. Deuster. The latter was glad too, but could not remember where he met the young man. The young stran ger quickly explained the matter in a general way and the twain proceeded up Broadway. "What brought you to town?" careless ly asked the young man as the two stood at a bar. "Wall, stranger, since you ask I don't mind telling you. I be going to swap farms with Jinkins snd I'm ter give him a bonus of $500. I come up ter draw ther money from the brank." This remark fairly took the young man's breath away and he ordered an other round of drinks. Then Pete, the pseudo-Jersey man, said: "I be power ful hungry, stranger, but I ain't got no small bills." "I can let you have $5 or $10," volun teered the young man, pulling out a roll of bills." "Make it a tenner," said Pete, and the young man did. Dinner over the young man took Pete in tow and, steering him up the Bowery, anchored him in one of the many low dives with which . that place abounds. After numberless drinks which the young man always paid for, cards were produced and the young man started in to leece the greenhorn. The Jerseyman played poker a "leetle" And didn't mind a small game. They started with a fifty cent limit, but before long it was doubled and finally the restriction was removed altogether. Presently the young man dealt Pete an ace full and himself four jacks, but the latter only called. Then Pete took a hand and dealt his opponent four kings and him self four aces. "Stranger," said Pete, "here be a hand I'd put $500 on ef I had it." "I've got something of a hand myself. If you lose you can give me a check for it." "Wall, now, stranger, that be kind of you, cause yer money is as good as lost" The young man smiled snd laid down a hundred dollar raised to Pete's bet of ten. " Jerusalam! Ill raise you a hundred." The young man laid down his last hundred and called. "Tew par," said Pete as his face broke into a smile. "Four kings." said the young man, as he reached out for the pot. Hold upl I can beat that mine are two pair of aces." And the pot disap peared quickly into his trousers poctfet. "Now, no funny business, my young friend," said Pete sternly, "Only the next time you try your little game, don't try it on a man who knew how to stack cards when you were wearing long dresses. There's my, card." And Pete smiled and withdrew. Belief la Miracle. Mr. 8. W. Benerman, of Philadelphia, Pa., for many years identified with the wholesale hardware business, had rheu matism in his arm, and could not dress or undress, but with the most excurating pain. Housed St. Jacob's Oil, and the result, he says, was wonderful if not mi raculous. Better Than Anise-Seed, Anyhow. Warrentown (pa.) Clipper. A party of fox hunters have been out several nights recently, but without suc cess. The other night they started early, with the -intention of capturing one. It was a lively race, each man claiming the best dog, and about 12 o'clock they brought him in. As soon as he was given up for dead some' one kicked him up, but was unable to decide whether it was a fox or not. Finally they concluded to carry him to another party, half a mile distant, who readily decided that it was a huge Thomas cat belonging to one of the neighbors. OOIKQ JCreatkaMaais aatmatr f tka araHad SmmUm & From the Chicago Mall. "Yes, sir. The American hog is a neat institution, and we have him for alfhe'a worth out here." The remark was made by a prominent stock-yards packer to a reporter of the JfatZ regarding last year's slaughtering. 'Tor the year commencing March 1. 1884, and ending March 1, 1885, there were killed 4,832,582 hogs in the nine teen pork packing houses at the stock i yarua. xumt represents quite an amount oi port, and it is sent to all parts of the world, too." "But that is not all the purposes the hog is put to?" inquired the reporter. "Bless you, no. The rendering depart ment is a big industry in itself. But the minor matters these of which no one would think go to make up a great whole; The entrails are cleaned and sent to the fertilizing works. They are then blown for sausage. The bristles are carefully gathered up after shaving, and sold to the hair man. Trustee Scholl has a twenty acre field southwest of the yards, where he dries and assorts them, and, after they are in proper form, ships them to manufacturers of brushes. They are also used for a thousand new purpos es to which they are being applied every day. The blood has even been sold to the fertilizers for a long time past. It is excellent for that end. But there is a new use for it now. Some ingenious Eastern man has discovered a process by which blood can be hardened and man ufactured into buttons, handles for knives and similar articles. Even that is not all. We want the hog, body and boots. We pull off the hard shell which covers the cartilage of the foot, and sell it to parties who manufacture springs for rail road cars. It is said to be superior to and more lasting than rubber, for which it is being rapidly substituted." "You 'go the whole hog,' sure enough." "Yes. Nothing escapes here but the squeal, and we are endeavoring to devise some means to utilize that." His Bar Pierced With a Fish Hook. Philadelphia Times. "Wall, wall," remarked an ancient and honorable oarsman, who, on the retired lirt as it were, was f trifle over critical of the younger and rising members the pro fession; "this 'ere's a world of improve ment, sure enough. When I was a pull in' and I tell yon, I hefted the ash for some big men in my time Secretary Edmunds, President Arthur and what a fly he kin cast! And there was Gen. what's his name? he that fought the duel with Col. . Names kinder sUpsonme these muggy days, but he was a castor too, and I've seen him put an old fashioned hackle fly eighty-five feet with ono hand tied behind him. "See this earrings,"he continued,point ing a gouty finger at a gold hoop that hung from his left ear. "The general bored that himself. One day we was out and the two men got into a wangle, they was always a doin' it, about their castin', and at last they got me to stand fifty feet off on a pint down at Pitch I inepint and hold out a tin mug. The general he bet that he could take the mug out of my hand in three tries by puttin' the fly through the handle. "I was gettin' paid well, and so, as I thought I couldn't lose more than an eye of so I stood up, and the first cast the old man took me right through this 'ere ear. I tell ye, I dropped that cap quick, but the general ups and hauls a $20 shiner and tosses it at me and says: 'Jack, lemme reel ye and its yours 'Go it,' sayB I. So he began to reel in, play in' me for all I was wurth, the colonel standin' ready with gaff, and when the general got the line all in he hooked the gaff in the slack of my trousers and give me a sling of about ten feet -and yells out; 'It's worth $10 to land a two hun dred pound sucker.' He paid it, too. They hooked me and landed me, and it cost them $30. When they cut the hook out, the colonel said he'd pay for a gold earring to go in and said I'd never have sore eyes, and I never have, so help me. That's how I came to wear one earring. I lost the money ,thongh. When the old woman heard on't she allowed we was all drunk, and so took the $30 for her share." Miss. Cle viand's Book. Concerning "George Eliots' Poetry, and Other Studies," by Rose Elizabeth Cleveland, the New York Nation says: "When we disregard the adventitious interest of the authorship, the work re fuses to lose its representative and ill ustrative characteristics; it remains an extraordinary book for an ordinary wo man to h ve written a woman who is not a genius, nor even gifted with high talents, but distinguished among her sex merely by those qualities which in the case of a man earn for him the title of 'the plain man of the people.' A 'plain man of the people' is by no means an average man; and this is not a book of an average woman. In the qualities of mind, in the practical ethics and ideal of womanly and manly character it displays, one sees, as at the domestic hearth of the republic, the faith, hope, and love in the habit and practice of which the children are being nursed in thousands of enlight ened humble homes; and in the literary style, in the intellectual interests and at tainments exhibited, one sees sign and proof of the good of 'female education' among us, for, as has been indicated, the authoress is not a 'born writer' her style and substance are the product of schools. The real pour, the line of strength in all these essays, is in their mortal apprehension, their intutive certainty in the region of character, duty, and human association, and in particular in their senses of the simplicity of the demerits of virtue. We may dissent from position we may be too exquisite to agree here, too fond of scholarly exact ness to be content there but from the spirit we never dissent. It is the spirit in which the best of our stock has been bred." SOME WINTER fXOWZRf. If you want to use petunias or other annuals in the house in winter, select seedling plants for that purpose now. You can almost always find plenty in the beds about the old plants. Clear away the rubbish that is quite likely to be found there, and give them a chance to become strong and robust before they are potted. If overshadowed by old plants they will be weak and spindling and wholly unfit for winter use. In Sep tember, or early in October, at the latest, pot them get well established in their new quarters before moving them to the house. If they are inclined to grow up tall without branches, pinch off the top, and branches will start all along the stalk. It is a good plan to pinch off the tops before they have made much growth, as this causes the branches to start from the crown of the plant. TMIWHOU MOO. Sal-il 4 miin.lflt)iin.iiito..